CONTACT visits are conducted each week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. There are no visits on Mondays, Saturdays or holidays. (The facility adheres to the County of Dutchess holiday schedule)
Four contact visit sessions are conducted on a scheduled visitation day. Two sessions are in the morning followed by two in the afternoon.
MORNING SESSIONS 8:30 am – 9:30 am 9:50 am – 10:50 am
Each inmate is permitted two (2), one-hour (60-minute) contact and non-contact visits per week. Inmates are not permitted to have two visits in one day.
Each inmate is allowed up to one (1) adult and two (2) children or two (2) adult visitors.
Be at the facility and register for a visit a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the “start” time of a visit session as indicated above, and
Walk through and successfully clear an electronic metal detector, wearing all clothing (to include shoes) without the metal detector sounding its alarm.
NOTE:VISITORS WHO FAIL TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE SCANNING PROCESS OR ARE LATE EITHER SIGNING IN OR FOR THE ACTUAL VISIT WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ACCESS TO THE CONTACT VISIT ROOM.
It is strongly recommended visitors do not wear "bib" style jeans, button fly jeans, under wire bras or shoes containing metal supports. These items cause the electronic metal detector to sound its alarm and will result in a denial of access to the contact visit room. Sneakers are highly recommended, as shoes often fail to pass the metal detector. Items not allowed in the visit room include but are not limited to plastic/metal barrettes and jewelry (with the exception of a wedding band or religious jewelry).
Visitors will not be permitted to wear ripped clothing, orange clothing, tank tops (sleeveless), hooded shirts, outerwear or layered clothing.
Visitors must wear clothing that is size appropriate. Example if your size in clothing is a small you will not be permitted to enter the visit room in large clothing.
Visitors with medical appliance passes need to submit proof from a doctor confirming said appliance. The medical appliance must state their inability to pass through the metal detector. These visitors will be hand scanned before being admitted to a visit.
Personal property for inmates can only be brought to the facility, on Mondays from 8:30am-10:30am/12:30pm-2:30pm. Guidance concerning those personal property items which will be accepted are:
SNEAKERS ARE THE ONLY FOOTWEAR ACCEPTED INTO THE FACILITY. ALL SNEAKERS ARE SUBJECT TO STAFF APPROVAL.
Magazines, books and newspapers, religious scriptures such as the Bible, Koran etc., personal letters and photographs must all be sent through the mail. Legal paperwork is accepted on behalf of an inmate.
Thermal underwear is sold in the commissary. Thermal underwear will be accepted through the mail for sizes 4X or larger only.
ONLY THE FOLLOWING APPROVED FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED:
United Stated Government issued ID cards which includes a photo (US Passport, US Military, Etc)
State issued driver's license/non-drivers ID or Social Services Card
Infant's and small children will be allowed in to visit when accompanied by the custodial parent. The custodial parent must present a birth certificate.
Children less than 18 years of age will be permitted to visit unaccompanied by the custodial parent as long as a parental permission slip has been completed.
**ALL FORMS OF ID MUST INCLUDE CURRENT ADDRESS (NO PO BOXES). IF ADDRESS IS NOT ON ID CARD AN ELECTRIC, PHONE, GAS, OR CABLE BILL WITH THE PERSON'S NAME WILL SUFFICE.**
GENERAL RULES FOR VISITORS:
No food may be brought into or consumed within the lobby area.
Chewing gum and/or candy is NOT ALLOWED in either the contact or noncontact visit rooms.
During the course of a visit, both an inmate and his or her or her visitor(s) must remain seated with both feet on the floor. Parents or guardians or guardians responsible for the behavior and conduct of children in their charge.
All greetings will be done over the partition and there is no hand holding.
Physical contact other than an initial hello/goodbye closed mouth kiss is strictly prohibited. Open mouth kissing is not allowed.
Infants and children are NOT PERMITTED to be held by the inmate for any reason.
Infants and children will remain seated on the visitors side of the table at all times.
Visitors may not bring personal letters or photographs into the contact visit room.
Any visitor caught standing on the walkway or driveway and yelling up to someone or having a conversation with someone in a cell will be subject to a loss of his or her visiting privileges for a minimum of thirty (30) days.
Smoking is not permitted on county property. Anyone caught smoking on county property will be subject to a loss of his or her visiting privileges for a minimum of thirty (30) days.
Any person previously in custody at the Dutchess County Jail, who was found guilty of being in possession of contraband (during a disciplinary hearing), will be banned from the facility for a minimum of 6 months from date of release.
Violating any of the rules stated herein, posted within the main lobby, or the contact visit room, will result in the termination of a visit and/or possible additional penalties.